Today my wife visited URPC offices by arrangement to gather information from the clerk. As was expected the clerk was chaperoned by councillor Dawn Laird.
The following information was asked to be seen, cheque stubs, bank statements, confidential minutes, all of which was denied access.
It is clear that UR Parish Council is failing in its duties to be open and transparent. Especially, when it comes to the mount of money wasted to arrange for Debbie Hill to leave URPC. It should be noted that the amount can easily be calculated (£5000), but this wasn’t the point, Margaret wanted to see the actual figures in black & white.
Is there anyone that can explain why this council is more protective than central government? If you asked to see the redundancy packages of any government official it would all be available, but not in Upper Rissington.
The sad part is that our small village is being ruined by inappropriate people on the Parish Council, who appear to have a weird agenda in denying any progress within the village. These very same people have caused numerous Chairpersons to resign, the last being Marc Buffrey. I therefore officially classify them as dangerous, I can only assume they will attempt to stop the good work done by Marc. I sincerely hope it doesn’t include the play park.
Below are the reference posts about the requests: